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Goddard Riverside Group Leader (Beacon 1) in New York, New York

Group Leader (Beacon 1)

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Job Location

Stanley M. Isaacs - Beacon 1 - New York, NY

Salary Range

$17.00 - $17.00 Hourly


Organization Overview: The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies with a combined annual operating budget of approximately $63 million that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. Goddard Riverside and The Isaacs Center are two of New York City’s leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults throughout Manhattan and New York City. Pathways for Youth is an effort to help young adults reach age 24 prepared to be self-sustaining by providing a primary adult support to coach and assist in life planning and navigation over multiple years.

Purpose of Position:The primary function of the Group Leader is to plan group activities that provide a safe and engaging learning environment to the participants of the Stanley M. Isaacs Beacon program The program is delivered through a comprehensive menu of services including project based learning that integrate education enrichment, visual arts, clubs, trips, and sports.

Schedule:Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Thurs 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hourly Rate: $17.00

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

  • Foster a learning environment that stimulates children’s creative growth and development that is clean and safe.

  • Demonstrate professionalism & leadership.

  • Take daily attendance

  • Maintain sound supervision and ensuring the safety of program participants at all times.

  • Deliver educational programs collaborating with DOE teachers.

  • Deliver recreational and cultural programs to develop community and explore the summer theme through art, games, and a performance project.

  • Supervise youth and participate in all activities by building positive relationships with youth and peers, serving as a role model with respect to demeanor, communication, behavior and the organization’s mission, philosophy, and goals.

  • Work with children on developmental and emotional issues; encourage program participation and social skills development.

  • Display or provide opportunity to exhibit children’s work.

  • Teach and supervise organized games and assist the activity specialist, escort groups to and from activity areas and field trips.

  • Enforce program rules, identify & respond to participant behavior issues, and carry out corrective action when needed by identifying and seeking to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems.

  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Program Director.

    Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED; Some college preferred.

  • Must be knowledgeable and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth.

  • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.

  • Must have ability to work collaboratively.

  • Must have passion for the mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development.

  • Must have a sense of humor and a passion for youth development.

  • Must be able to pass background check including a Fingerprint Screen, Sex Offender Registry and be physically able to work with children (via a doctor’s signed consent including TB screening).

  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must be able to follow curriculum.

  • Must be responsible, reliable and punctual!

  • Create and able to implement plans for group participation.

  • Effectively supervise children.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

    Physical Requirements

  • Frequent bending, kneeling, walking

    Work Environment:

  • Outdoors/Indoors

  • Supervision in water during swimming activities

We are committed to building an inclusive workplace community grounded in respect for differences. We support hiring a broadly diverse team of qualified individuals who will contribute to our organizations.

Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.